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Conference Of Women In The Francophonie  Mr. Speaker, Canada was represented at the first conference of women in the Francophonie in Luxembourg. Could the Secretary of State responsible for Francophonie tell us what commitments were made at this initial meeting?

February 10th, 2000House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Leukemia Awareness Month  moved: That, in the opinion of this House, the government should recognize the month of June as Leukemia Awareness Month. Mr. Speaker, the results of the vote would indicate that clarity is a good thing, and we also think that awareness is a good thing. Awareness is as much a m

February 10th, 2000House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Leukemia Awareness Month  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleagues for their remarks of support. I celebrate the Canadians who are every day fighting this disease in their personal lives, the researchers who are fighting for an ultimate cure, and the volunteers who are already making June leukemia awareness mon

February 10th, 2000House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

International Women's Week  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise today in the House to mark International Women's Week, March 6 to 12. The federal theme this year is “Canadian Women Taking Action To Make a Difference”. This theme was chosen to highlight the initiatives and accomplishments of women's organiza

February 29th, 2000House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

2008 Summer Olympic And Paralympic Games  Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to rise today to congratulate the federal government for its decision to support Toronto's bid to host the 2008 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. These games are an occasion where athletes come together in the spirit of sportsmanship to compete fo

March 1st, 2000House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to speak to the motion. It calls on the government to stand up for our most cherished value but unfortunately it picks a method which will not work. We need to look at the whole health care crisis as one of planning. The 1999 budget in terms of the

March 2nd, 2000House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member knows perfectly well that there is no evidence to show that a private health care system is cheaper. The evidence we have seen from around the world shows the administrative costs in a public system are at 9%. In a private system the costs are at 25%.

March 2nd, 2000House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Mr. Speaker, I agree with the member's comments on the private sector. I do not agree that cash transfers without accountability is the answer at all. Canadians do not want us to be pointing fingers and dividing up loonies in fifteens and thirties. Nobody really cares. It is the

March 2nd, 2000House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Mr. Speaker, a lot of those doctors are coming home. The reason for that is that in Canada we understand that the social determinants of health are extraordinarily important. Good doctors have to work on poverty, violence and the environment. There is a huge disincentive in terms

March 2nd, 2000House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Supply  Madam Speaker, bill 11 contains an explanation of enhanced medical services. As a medical professional, does the member think it is reasonable that a government, which is as bent on privatization and thereby can delist services and move more and more services into the private sec

March 17th, 2000House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Liberal Party Of Canada  Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to rise today and congratulate the Liberal Party of Canada for voting to amend clause 14.8C of its constitution at its Biennial Convention this weekend and become the first party to cap expenditures on nomination campaigns. Until now, because there w

March 21st, 2000House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Visual And Media Arts  Mr. Speaker, it is my honour today to rise and congratulate the recipients of the first ever Governor General's awards in visual and media arts. While the Governor General has long awarded excellence in the performing arts and literature, this is the first time that achievements

March 23rd, 2000House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Toronto Waterfront  Mr. Speaker, last November the federal government formed the Toronto waterfront revitalization task force in co-operation with the Government of Ontario and the city of Toronto. Today the task force issued its report “Gateway to Canada”. In response to this report, can the Minist

March 27th, 2000House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Canada-Israel Committee  Mr. Speaker, this evening the Hon. Shimon Peres, Nobel laureate, current minister of regional affairs for the state of Israel and former Israeli prime minister will be the guest of honour at the 16th parliamentary dinner of the Canada-Israel Committee. The keynote speaker for th

March 29th, 2000House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

French Language Broadcasting  Mr. Speaker, could the Minister of Canadian Heritage explain what her request to the CRTC, which was announced today, means for Canada's French language minority communities?

April 6th, 2000House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal